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ERIC Number: EJ1152751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Inexpensive Dramatic Pneumatic Lift
Morse, Robert A.
Physics Teacher, v55 n6 p339-341 Sep 2017
Various experiments and demonstrations relate air pressure and air pressure difference to force and area. Carpenter and Minnix describe a large-scale pneumatic lift in which a person sitting on a board atop a plastic garbage bag is lifted when the bag is connected to the exhaustport of a vacuum cleaner, which easily lifts the person. This article describes the construction and use of an inexpensive hand-held pneumatic lift to demonstrate the same principle.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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